5 Simple Goals for Business Planning

5 Simple Goals for Business Planning

This article, 5 Simple Goals for Business Planning, is an oldy that I wrote and published back in 2011 but the concepts still apply today.

Having a plan for business growth is essential. Creating a strategic plan of action can help make goals that much easier to attain.

Below, I’ve written 5 Simple Goals for Business Planning. Although, business planning is an ongoing objective; these are just my personal 5 tips. Please feel free to use them in your own business planning or if you’d like to add to these goals, please feel free to include them in your comments below.

1. Write plans/goals down

Don’t just think it, ink it as well. Goals are often lost in the shuffle unless you write them down.

2. Think in terms of the big picture

What do you see in the foreseeable future for your business? What special things do you want for your business to succeed? Refer to your business plan and check if you’ve accomplished what was written thus far. Continue to add goals to your business plan as your business continues to grow.

3. Align your goals with your values

Try not to sacrifice your values for a goal that isn’t worth it. Ask yourself  “Are my goals within reach without damaging my core values?” “Who do I need to become to achieve this without sacrificing XYZ?” It is important to keep within the realm of who YOU truly are. Aligning your goals with your values is always a winner!

4. Focus on positive vibes

Stay positive throughout your business planning. Grow your business by focusing on what you want versus what you can’t have. Say to yourself  “I have a positive outlook on XXX for my business; versus  “I can’t do XXX for my business.” If you are an expert in your field and have the skills to make it happen, do it! Don’t judge your abilities. We may surprise ourselves in the process of discovering what we CAN do.

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5. Stick to your own goals

The goals of someone else isn’t yours. If you are influenced by the expectation of the goals of others, then you’re not reaching from within your own soul to find your passions. Your goals should be your own because you and your business are unique; your goals should come from within your personal experiences.

Can you add to the above 5 Simple Goals for Business Planning? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

About the author: Sonia Colon is writer/publisher of My Fashion E-Mall Blog & The Biz Buzz of a Latina Mom Blog. Sonia is also the owner at Books About Me. For additional powerful business articles and Internet marketing tips for maintaining a lucrative business visit her sites today!
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Sonia Y. Colon

Sonia Colon is writer/publisher of MyFashionE-MallBlog.net TheBizBuzzOfALatinaMomblogspot.com/ & owner of BooksAboutMe.net. Writing & sharing powerful business marketing articles on starting & maintaining a lucrative work-at-home business is a passion.

10 Comments

  1. Your post really helped me to understand about this. It has great details and yet it is easy to understand.That’s what i was looking for. I will definitely share it with others.Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great article! I agree that focusing on positive goals will help you succeed in business.

  3. Like the Japanese model for business and project management, planning is everything. If you plan well on the front end of the project/business plan, you won’t have as many problems on the back end. Your article gives solid fundamentals of business planning and entrepreneurship.

  4. Thanks Telecom for the comment. I agree. Planning is key for business success a business should never go with out it.

  5. Hi Sonia,

    Excellent tips for planning. The old 5 p’s saying… ‘Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance’ rings throughout your message.

    Best wishes,

    Keith

  6. Hi Keith,

    Thank you for leaving your comment. I totally agree on the old 5 p’s…excellent reminder!

    All the best,
    Sonia

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